Links 11/8/22

Links for you. Science:

In-person schooling and associated COVID-19 risk in the United States over spring semester 2021
Meet a sleuth whose work has resulted in more than 850 retractions
Nirmatrelvir and the Risk of Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19
The new bivalent booster data
The Sad Fate of the Ancient, Well-Shelled Mariners
Samuel L. Katz, a Developer of the Measles Vaccine, Dies at 95

Other:

Can Twitter’s Failings Spur a Better Social Media?
After COVID and monkeypox, it’s time to rethink how U.S. responds to infectious diseases (there’s a missing middle in testing and reporting capacity…)
NYC’s Subway Police Surge Fails to Dent Transit Crime. Total major felonies are up 44% from last year, although they remain slightly below pre-pandemic levels
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s daughter suing Dr. Oz for breach of contract
The Last Days of Twitter: What Is He Even Doing?
DeSantis roasted by former students at Georgia boarding school
Pranks, Parties and Politics: Ron DeSantis’s Year as a Schoolteacher
In Arizona, Kari Lake Worked in Local TV News. Now, She Calls Reporters ‘Monsters.’
The Trump-DeSantis feud just got worse. A hidden factor is driving it.
I Write About Post-Roe America Every Day. It’s Worse Than You Think.
This Texas race is a microcosm of the partisan gerrymandering problem
Hope for a Post-Musk Net
How Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Helped Lula Win. A democratic America took the air out of the Brazilian far right.
Ronald Lauder: New York’s Billionaire Political Disrupter (putz)
Why former slave states became the foundation for American gun culture
Mainstream Media Misses Trump, And They Want Him To Win
Elon Musk Is Bad at This. The Musk era of Twitter has so far been defined by unhinged tweets, fleeing advertisers, and botched layoffs.
With Twitter’s change in ownership last week, I’m probably in the clear to talk about the most unethical thing I was asked to build while working at Twitter.
The Demolition of the Taylor Street Bridge: An Opening Shot in the City’s Epic Freeway Fight.
D.C. biz community seeks influence through new spending
Barack Obama Calls Crazy “Crazy” and We Need More of That
New Go-playing trick defeats world-class Go AI—but loses to human amateurs. Adversarial policy attacks blind spots in the AI—with broader implications than games.
A Teacher Says He Was Wrongly Terminated. Three Years Later, DC Public Schools Is Ordered To Rehire Him (absolutely clear the principal lied here, yet she still has her job. But teachers unions something something)
The Iowa Farm Bureau Wants Iowa to Lose a Seat on the House Agriculture Committee
Elon Musk’s flaming Twitter fiasco is what the US will look like if MAGA wins the midterms

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